August 28, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment status of displaced workers

Employment status in January 2012 of long-tenured workers displaced in 2009–2011(1), by age and sex
Characteristic Percent distribution
  Employed   Unemployed Not in the labor force

Total, 20 years and over

56.0 26.7 17.4

Age

     

20 to 24 years

61.7 22.4 15.9

25 to 54 years

61.5 26.2 12.3

55 to 64 years

47.4 28.1 24.5

65 years and over

23.5 27.5 49.0

Sex

     

Men

60.9 23.4 15.7

Women

49.7 30.8 19.5

Footnotes:
(1) Data refer to persons who had 3 or more years of tenure on a job they had lost or left between January 2009 and December 2011 because of plant or company closings or moves, insufficient work, or the abolishment of their positions or shifts.

 

Employment status in January 2012 of long-tenured workers displaced in 2009–2011(1), by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex
Characteristic Percent distribution
  Employed   Unemployed Not in the labor force

White

57.4 26.1 16.5

Men

61.9 23.1 14.9

Women

51.2 30.2 18.7

Black or African American

46.1 31.2 22.7

Men

52.7 24.8 22.4

Women

41.2 35.9 22.9

Asian

60.3 26.7 13.1

Men

61.5 27.6 10.9

Women

58.9 25.6 15.5

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

54.9 27.7 17.4

Men

60.3 25.7 14.0

Women

44.3 31.6 24.1

Footnotes:
(1) Data refer to persons who had 3 or more years of tenure on a job they had lost or left between January 2009 and December 2011 because of plant or company closings or moves, insufficient work, or the abolishment of their positions or shifts.

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment status of displaced workers.

 

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